We’ve been developing new library guides around topics related to digital scholarship (or digital humanities, or digital liberal arts, or whatever usage you prefer). These guides are aimed at faculty, staff, and students who are new to digital scholarship or who are looking to learn new skills in a particular area. They will mainly be styled after our other “How to” guides, offering steps to get started with a particular tool or concept, selected tips on more advanced features, and places to look for more advanced help.
Our first new guide in this series is “Getting started with Omeka,” which gives an outline of options for using Omeka here at Middlebury, the basic steps of getting started building your Omeka exhibit, and links to see how others have used Omeka for research, public scholarship, and in the classroom. More information will roll out to this guide soon on plug-ins and other advanced topics.
You can find the Omeka guide, along with all of our other upcoming digital scholarship guides (including some legacy guides that we’ve included) at go/digitalscholarshipguides/.
If you have topics you would like to see covered in a digital scholarship library, contact one of the expert librarians (listed at go/digitalscholarshipguides/), and we’ll discuss!
Do you feel stuck? Not sure what to do next? No need to feel stressed. Middlebury Librarians want to help you get back on track.
Here are our Top Tips for Starting Your Research.
Reminder: Librarians are ready to guide you through any stage of library research, from refining a topic, to revising search terms, to identifying, selecting and citing sources. Hours, contact info and FAQs.
Hey, first-year students! Now that you’re settled in to campus, it’s time to explore the libraries a little more. Here’s some insider advice to get you going (thanks, College Newsroom!):
What Every First-Year Student Should Know about Middlebury Libraries
P.S. You can meet all of the librarians at go.middlebury.edu/librarians.
Zotero makes citations and bibliographies easy.
Get started: go.middlebury.edu/zotero.
Find help: go.middlebury.edu/zoterohelp.
Ask a librarian about Zotero!
Is the Research Desk in your toolkit yet? Come and talk with a librarian when you start your first assignment. You’ll find that we are always happy to help. You don’t even need a question! Just tell us what you’re working on. Together, we can figure out what you’ll need to do first, next and last.
Fall Research Desk Hours
(September 10 – December 14, 2018)
- Sunday 1pm-5pm
- Monday 11am-5pm and 7pm-9:30pm
- Tuesday 11am-5pm and 7pm-9:30pm
- Wednesday 11am-5pm and 7pm-9:30pm
- Thursday 11am-5pm
- Friday 11am-4pm
And online anytime!
Have a question outside of the Research Desk hours?
Visit us in our offices! Librarians are conveniently located right behind the Research Desk.
The Middlebury community now has unlimited access to several new collections of e-books:
Springer Nature – we have added e-books published in 2018 in the following collections of e-Books on the SpringerLink platform: Behavioral Science and Psychology; Biomedical and Life Sciences; Business and Management; Chemistry and Materials Science; Computer Science; Earth and Environmental Science; Economics and Finance; Education; Energy; Engineering; Mathematics and Statistics; Medicine; Physics and Astronomy; Professional and Applied Computing.
JSTOR – we now have access to e-books published between 2013 and 2017 in these collections: Archaeology; Business and Economics; Education; Film Studies; History; Language and Literature; Law; Music; Philosophy; Political Science; Religion; Science and Technology; Sociology.
All of these e-books (over 11,000 of them) can be found in Midcat or in a Summon search.
The Middlebury library has purchased access to three sets of Oxford’s online bibliographies. Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides; these bibliographies combine the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia. The subjects we now have access to are: